Archdiocesan Catechetical Leaders Association (ACLA)
The Archdiocesan Catechetical Leaders Association (ACLA) was founded by Washington’s former archbishop, Cardinal James A. Hickey, in 1994. The mission of the Association is to foster the personal, professional, and spiritual growth of catechetical leaders in the Church of Washington.
- To address the ongoing spiritual and professional needs and responsibilities of its members.
- To encourage collaboration with the Archbishop, his auxiliary bishops and the Archdiocesan Office for Religious Education in handing on the Catholic faith through parish catechetical programs.
- To improve communication and networking with those Archdiocesan offices that impact life-long faith formation in parishes.
- Opportunities for professional development in the areas of theology, catechetics, liturgy and pastoral administration.
- All expenses associated with both the general and regional ACLA meetings.
- Scholarships up to $200 annually for approved courses, conferences and workshops.
- Opportunities for spiritual growth through regional days of recollection and an annual ACLA retreat. (A portion of the cost of this annual retreat is covered by the Association for dues-paying members).
- Organizational membership in the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL).
President: Mary Beaudoin
301-762-2143, ext. 124
Vice President: Sally Daniel
301-530-1640, ext. 12
Treasurer: Jill Kalinski
202-337-4835, ext. 14 or email@example.com
410-414-8304, ext. 23 or
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